Commercial flights return to St. Cloud airport

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Allegiant Air Flight 109 took off for Arizona Saturday, the first commercial flight from the St. Cloud Regional Airport in nearly three years, the St. Cloud Times reports.

The flight took off just after 5 p.m. The Times said about 150 passengers boarded Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight to Arizona.

The airline will begin running flights between St. Cloud and Pheonix/Mesa Gateway Airport twice a week. Airport director Bill Towle tells WJON-AM that tickets sales are strong. Ticket prices range from $75 to $300 one way.

Bookings on open flights are available through May, according to the newspaper.

Delta discontinued regional flights between St. Cloud and Minneapolis in 2009 because of weak customer demand.

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